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grahampm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strpping now back to the basic tub -





And now going wide





Oh and the all important badge! Grin



So that's as far as we've got so far - not bad in three weeks. More disection & welding will occur next week, with the shell booked in for an acid dip and e-coat later in Novemebr.
The story will continue, I promise, with various decisions made re colour (Cobalt blue favourite now) - trimming etc.
I want the car to look as if it was made by Porsche - with a take on the Carrera S Special Edition. So the Turbo Twists have already been acid dipped, blasted and powder coated ready for the top coat in silver & titanium. C2S split grilles and Turbo front PU have been bought - and a set of Techequip front intakes with fogs just turned up today from a German supplier via ebay.
Still looking for sensible priced Hard back seats though!
No posts next week as I'm on holiday with the family - and all talk of Porsches
banned, and laptop not allowed.
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Simon W
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic. Can't wait for the next installment.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy mother of god. Awesome.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God damn!

Graham - now that is what I call a project!! worship

Keep us posted old chap!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMAZING Project!!!

Looking forward to seeing the updates and the finished car! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AWESOME!!!!!!!! Graham is a legend.......dear god what a project, and the end results are fantastic, I didn't know there had ever been a 993 speedster.

That car is going to look amazing......BEST POST I've ever read. Balls of steel.

Mechanic Ultimate Project.

Can't wait for next installment Thumb
 
  
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grahampm
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Jerry Seinfeld's car - which apparantly was delivered to him as a standard Cabrio. I believe that it was shipped back to the factory, to 'Special Wishes dept' and converted into the widebody Speedster.
The Butzi 993 is a narrow bodied 95 car made especially for him and presented at his 60th Birthday!
There are a few cars 'floating' around, the other Artic car shown earlier was built by Friesenger.

So - Jerry's car



Butzi's car



And a French (?) Genuine 964 Speedster converted with 993 panels



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly there seem to be three sorts then?

1. the 'standard' Speedster
2. the wide body Speedster
3. the wide body 'S' Speedster with correct front and rear bumpers??

Or is it simply just standard and S?

Also which of these are you building? If you're going for the wide body, split spoiler grill and turbo front and rear bumpers are you badging it a Speedster S?
 
  
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grahampm
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the original 3.2 & 964 Speedster, they can be wide or narrow bodies. Mine is a Wide body with Carrera S / Turbo look, but will be badged 'Speedster'
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grahampm wrote:
Like the original 3.2 & 964 Speedster, they can be wide or narrow bodies. Mine is a Wide body with Carrera S / Turbo look, but will be badged 'Speedster'
Graham


Yours is the Ultimate spec Graham!! Its all about the width, and that C2S rear grill!!!

You could even get Turbo S 993 rear wing vents but I think its pretty much perfect as you are doing it!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.. and I thought Simon's RSR project was a big committment. This one will be just as interesting to watch. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You all know I'm not a stickler for keeping a car 100% original so therefore I bloody love this project!

Keep up the good work! Its brilliant!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tedzwedz wrote:
grahampm wrote:
Like the original 3.2 & 964 Speedster, they can be wide or narrow bodies. Mine is a Wide body with Carrera S / Turbo look, but will be badged 'Speedster'
Graham


Yours is the Ultimate spec Graham!! Its all about the width, and that C2S rear grill!!!

You could even get Turbo S 993 rear wing vents but I think its pretty much perfect as you are doing it!


I couldn't agree more.... Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grahampm wrote:

The story will continue, I promise, with various decisions made re colour (Cobalt blue favourite now) - trimming etc.

I want the car to look as if it was made by Porsche - with a take on the Carrera S Special Edition. So the Turbo Twists have already been acid dipped, blasted and powder coated ready for the top coat in silver & titanium.

Still looking for sensible priced Hard back seats though!

Cheers
Graham


Absolutely stunning thread Graham, congrats on doing this, cant wait to see more...

So, if you dont mind I wanted to make a few comments ref above to understand some of your thinking.

Cobalt could look really stunning, and is a very rare colour for S's...I only know of 1 which was bought 1-2 yrs ago. Have you ruled out a solid colour, Guards Red Smile ?

The Turbo wheels...only Cup 2 version on the Special Edition S were gunmetal centred. I have yet to see any 18's that can beat the look of the original one colour silver. Dont know

Are you fixed on hardbacks? I see Seinfelds didnt have them, and I personally prefer the shape of the headrest which is square...perhaps it may work, not sure.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris W wrote:
Cobalt could look really stunning, and is a very rare colour for S's...I only know of 1 which was bought 1-2 yrs ago. Have you ruled out a solid colour, Guards Red Smile ?


Mark911 on here has a C4S in Cobalt. The only other one I've seen is the one I think you're referring to - ultra low mileage C2S, v pricey one?

Chris W wrote:
The Turbo wheels...only Cup 2 version on the Special Edition S were gunmetal centred. I have yet to see any 18's that can beat the look of the original one colour silver. Dont know


Black centres on a white or red car - look good, no? Dont know

Reckon a titanium centre would look good with Cobalt though!
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grahampm
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest up-date!! Been across to 9M today - all the rear internal bulkhead and rear tub work has now been done. The new turbo kidney bowls, strengthening and the both Tubo rear quarters are now fitted, so the atttentions are moving next week to the forward bulkhead and dahboard.




I treated the family to a run out (trying to impress the girls with the car - I think I failed Sad !!)


Can ya tell what it is yet!!


More soon
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grahampm
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and Marc had a 'spare' S
The Speedster badge is painted titanium (as have the mirrors, door handles and 2S grilles.
It may yet be badged a Speedster S !



If you get the idea!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta be a Speedster S Cool

I keep reading about 911 Kidney Bowls. What are they and where are they located? I know they rot out on early cars but other than that I'm stumped Dont know I would hazard a guess and say they are part of the inner sill?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Positioned at the rear of the sill - sandwiched between outer quarter panel and inner wing.
Pre quarter fitted


With quarter panel fitted


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, what a project! worship
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